A MAN from Old Colwyn who repeatedly breached the restraining order which his ex-partner took out against him has been jailed.

Alan Williams, 33, of Llys Janet, Green Hill, was sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment at Caernarfon Crown Court today (September 21).

He had previously admitted breaching his restraining order, as well as possession of cocaine and cannabis.


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Prosecuting, Jade Tufail told the court that, on October 28, 2020, Williams was handed a restraining order, banning him from contacting or approaching his former partner, Raquel Evans, for five years.

Williams was issued with this order following a conviction relating to domestic violence, having also thrown fried chicken and water at Ms Evans.

But between July 10 and November 21, 2022, Williams breached the order by making a total of 100 phone calls to her.

Analysis of phone data showed that all phone calls between Williams and Ms Evans during that time period were made by the defendant.

The most amount of calls he made to her in a single day, Ms Tufail said, was 19.

Ms Evans blocked his phone number, but still she received calls from Williams via withheld numbers.

His calls “really worried” her, she said in a victim statement.

When Williams was arrested on November 21, 2022, he was found to also be in possession of cannabis and cocaine.

During his police interview that day, he gave no comment to most questions asked of him, before being given conditional bail.

On August 11 of this year, police received reports of an “unwanted male” at Ms Evans’ address, leading officers to attend.

Upon their arrival, Ms Evans was said to be “hysterical” and “uncooperative”, as well as “adamant” that no other males were in her home besides her son.

Having initially refused to allow police into her home, officers entered roughly 10 minutes after arriving, and found Williams hiding in a cupboard.

He was again arrested, with a small wrap of cocaine found upon his person.

When interviewed for a second time, he said he had been informed that Ms Evans had been assaulted and was distressed, so breached the restraining order as he feared for her safety.

Defending Williams, who had 10 previous convictions for 22 offences, Simon Killeen said he has “made good progress” with the probation service, with whom he has been “engaging well”.

A father of three children, Williams has “moved on” from the relationship, and has “spent his time wisely” since being remanded in custody following the incident last month.

Sentencing, Judge Nicola Saffman told Williams that his breaches of the restraining order had been “persistent”.

She imposed a fresh restraining order, effective for three years from today; the terms of which are as follows:

  • Williams must not contact Ms Evans directly or indirectly, other than via a third party for the purposes of child contact only.
  • He must not refer to her in any social media post or internet platform, or encourage any third party to do so.
  • He must not attend at any premises where she is living, or where he believes her to be.
  • He must not attend any premises where she is being educated or working, or where he believes her to be.

Williams will pay a statutory surcharge upon his release from prison, while the drugs seized from him were ordered to be forfeited and destroyed.

Judge Saffman told him: “I hope now that you finally get the message. There is no relationship between you and Ms Evans.”